Ecology and Environment

13.06.2011

World Bank blamed for fuelling climate chaos

Reflecting profound concerns of developing countries, a new report - 'Catalysing Catastrophic Climate Change' - has strongly criticized the World Bank group for promoting false solutions to climate change, such as carbon trading, mega-dams, agro-fuels and industrial mono-culture tree plantations. Article by Jutta Wolf »

10.06.2011

Nuclear Energy On The Anvil in Vienna

When 151 ministers of United Nations' atomic energy agency gather in Vienna on June 20, for 4 days, they will be dealing with a world that has changed in the aftermath of Fukushima nuclear disaster, the third after serious accidents in Three Mile Island in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986, thus imposing a global review of the regulations governing nuclear safety. By Ronald Joshua »

10.06.2011

Japan Admits 3 Nuclear Meltdowns, More Radiation Leaked into Sea; U.S. Nuclear Waste Poses Deadly Risks

Almost three months after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear disaster in Japan, new radiation "hot spots" may require the evacuation of more areas further from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility. Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency recently admitted for the first time that full nuclear meltdowns occurred at 3 of the plant’s reactors »

10.06.2011

Anti nuclear group shown the door at educational forum

An educational forum was held 10 June, 201l, according to its blurb intending to increase literacy on nuclear issues to help civil society in Hong Kong to discuss and debate the issues surrounding nuclear energy as a part of the current local fuel mix - others are coal then natural gas - with presentations and open discussions. »

03.06.2011

Africa Addresses Desertification and Biodiversity Loss

An integrated approach to address Africa's abiding challenges of desertification and biodiversity loss, and the new climate change threat is the subject of the First Africa Drylands Week in Dakar, Senegal, from June 10-17. It will be held back-to-back with the global observance event on June 17 to mark this year's World Day to Combat Desertification. »

23.05.2011

Energy Generation: The Solutions

Part 2 of 2 There are two sources that represent the answers to creating much of the energy we need on Earth. Both of the sources are abundant, both of them are free and neither of them will deplete any resource anywhere on the globe. They have been with us from the very beginning. Perhaps they have "been given" to us and were waiting until now for our discovery! »

19.05.2011

Fukushima´s Hidden Message to the World

Part 1 of 2 There are two sources that represent the answers to creating much of the energy production on Earth. Both of the sources are abundant, both of them are free and neither of them will deplete any resource anywhere on the globe. They have been with us from the very beginning. Perhaps they have "been given" to us and were waiting until now for our discovery! »

14.05.2011

Open letter to Japanese Prime Minister

Dear Sir. It is with a deep feeling of honor and respect to you and your people that I send you this message. It is an encouraging message and it also contains significant information regarding a Japan's possible future. We decided to put it in video format because it is intended to inspire your minds but also to touch your hearts. »

02.05.2011

Mixed Reactions and Nuclear Fall-Out

A recent Greenpeace initiative calling on the Hong Kong government Environmental Bureau to put a stop to 'expansion' of the present nuclear programme came under some criticism by supporting groups and politicians that called for a clearer anti-nuclear stand by Greenpeace but they were publicly reprimanded by the China-based organisation.(See Pressenza previous:Green Party...) »

29.04.2011

Recalling Hiroshima Encounters in Times of Fukushima Crisis

Images of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, following an unprecedented nine magnitude earthquake and resultant tsunami, inevitably evoke memories of my two encounters with Hiroshima. A gentle monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is festooned with thousands of paper cranes that symbolise humankind's fervent desire that Hiroshima and Nagasaki may never happen again. »

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